Salvage ScamJun 08 2012
The prices seemed reasonable so I went with it! When I got in a accident with my boat, the Progressive Rep told me to take the boat to the repair shop of my choice and they would send an adjuster out to do an assessment. The adjuster called me and told me he could do the assessment in 1 weeks time, 3 weeks later and after numerous phone calls the guy finally comes to assess the damage. The boat repair shop estimated the repair at $7,000, the adjuster didn't even care about the repair estimate, he looked the boat over and claimed it was totaled and told me they would send a salvage company out to pick it up. The boat repair shop owner told me the adjuster was totally off on his estimate and that I should buy the boat back and repair it. When I told Progressive that I was buying the boat back, they gave the run around for 3 days before they finally agreed. It seemed very much like they didn't want me to get my boat back. I wonder if Progessive has a deal with the Salvage company. It just seemed very suspicious that they so easily totaled the boat and then discouraged me from buying it back. It make sense... get salvage boat, fix it up, and resell it for a profit.